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Winter 1996

Volume 11, Issue 3


THEY’RE A STAPLE OF B MOVIES AND pulp magazines, but in the late 1950s the U.S. government was seriously interested

WORLD WAR II HAS BEEN OVER for half a century, but the medical advances it spawned continue to save lives

Very few high-tech products taste as good as ice cream

THE WIZARD OF MENLO PARK thought instant homes of concrete poured in molds could clear out America’s slums

THE SHIP THAT HELPED SAVE THE Union and changed naval warfare was but one of many remarkable accomplishments of the fearsome, temperamental John Ericsson

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